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Michael Heidt

Chemnitz University of Technology
Faculty of Informatics
Visual Computing Group
Thüringer Weg 5, Zi. 404, 09126 Chemnitz

fax +49371 531-832513
eMail: michael.heidt@informatik.tu-chemnitz.de


Dissertation Project

Languages of Interdisciplinarity – Potentials Inherent within Confrontations of Poietic and Reflexive Practices
Supervisor: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Paul Rosenthal (Visual Computing Group)


Research Interests

  • Interdisciplinary Communication
  • Relationships between Conceptual and Material Interfaces
  • Ethics and Aesthetics of IT-Technology Production
  • Development for Contexts of Cultural Education
  • Impact of Technologically Mediated Communication on Social Interaction Patterns

Honours and Awards

  • IEEE Best Paper Award for publication ‘Heidt, M., Dörnemann, T., Dörnemann, K., & Freisleben, B. Omnivore: Integration of Grid Meta-Scheduling and Peer-to-Peer Technologies…’
  • Scholarship by German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung) for postgraduate studies in informatics


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Google Scholar Citations

  • Boschman, L., Heidt, M., Moulder, V., & Oppenheimer, R. (accepted). Analyzing Disruptive Tactics and Strategies in Media Activism. Panel at ISEA 2015. Vancouver, BC, Canada.
    URL: http://interactionart.org/isea2015-panel-on-media-activism/
  • Heidt, M., & Moulder, V. (2015). The Aesthetics of Activism. In Proceedings of the 2015 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition (pp. 155–156). New York, NY, USA: ACM.
    URL: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=2757226.2764550
  • Heidt, M., Kanellopoulos, K., Pfeiffer, L., & Rosenthal, P. (2015). HCI and the Community of Non-users. In A. Marcus (Ed.), Design, User Experience, and Usability: Design Discourse (pp. 44–52). Springer International Publishing.
    URL: http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-20886-2_5
  • Heidt, M., Kanellopoulos, K., Berger, A., & Rosenthal, P. (2015). Incommensurable Writings – Examining the Status of Gender Difference Within HCI Coding Practices. In A. Marcus (Ed.), Design, User Experience, and Usability: Users and Interactions (pp. 196–205). Springer International Publishing.
    URL: http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-20898-5_19
  • Berger, A., Lefeuvre, K., Heidt, M., & Eibl, M. (2015). Miteinander: Engaging Intergenerational Participation With Playful Methods & Intelligent Things. In Unfolding Participation – Workshop @Critical Alternatives 2015. Aarhus.
  • Moulder, V., Heidt, M., & Boschman, L. (2015). Transcoding the Aesthetics of Activism. In ISEA 2015 Proceedings. Vancouver, BC, Canada.
    URL: http://isea2015.org/proceeding/submissions/ISEA2015_submission_259.pdf
  • Moulder, V., & Heidt, M. (2015). The Aesthetics of Activism: See-through Effect. In Demonstration at ISEA 2015. Vancouver, BC, Canada.
    URL: http://isea2015.org/proceeding/submissions/ISEA2015_submission_218.pdf
  • Berger, A., Heidt, M., & Eibl, M. (2015). Conduplicated Symmetries: Renegotiating the Material Basis of Prototype Research. In A. Chakrabarti (Ed.), ICoRD’15 – Research into Design Across Boundaries Volume 1 (pp. 71–78). Springer India.
    URL: http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-81-322-2232-3_7
  • Heidt, M. (2014). Extemporising Digital Empowerment. In Human-Computer Improvisation, Workshop at the ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems – DIS 2014. Vancouver, BC, Canada.
    URL: http://di.ncl.ac.uk/hcimprovisation/files/2014/06/extemporising.pdf
  • Berger, A., & Heidt, M. (2014). Playful Exploration Of Prototypes In Interaction Design. In Environments for Creative Interaction Design Processes, Workshop at the ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems – DIS 2014. Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Heidt, M., Pfeiffer, L., Berger, A., & Rosenthal, P. (2014). PRMD. In Mensch & Computer 2014 – Workshopband (pp. 45–48). De Gruyter Oldenbourg.
    URL: http://dl.mensch-und-computer.de/handle/123456789/3908
  • Berger, A., Fritzsche, T., Heidt, M., & Eibl, M. (2014). Location Based Video Flipping: Navigating Geospatial Videos in Lean Back Settings. In ACM TVX 2014 –  Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video. Newcastle, UK: ACM.
    URL: WP_109_Location_Based_Video_Flipping_Navigating_Geospatial_Videos_in_Lean_Back_Settings
  • Heidt, M., Bischof, A., & Rosenthal, P. (2014). Deconstructivist Design within HCI. In A. Marcus (Ed.), Design, User Experience, and Usability. Theories, Methods, and Tools for Designing the User Experience (pp. 115–122). Springer International Publishing.
    URL: http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-07668-3_12
  • Heidt, M., Pfeiffer, L., Bischof, A., & Rosenthal, P. (2014). Tangible Disparity – Different Notions of the Material as Catalyst of Interdisciplinary Communication. In M. Kurosu (Ed.), Human-Computer Interaction. Theories, Methods, and Tools (pp. 199–206). Springer International Publishing.
  • Berger, A., Heidt, M., & Eibl, M.  (2014). Towards a Vocabulary of Prototypes in Interaction Design – A Criticism of Current Practice. In A. Marcus (Ed.), Design, User Experience, and Usability. Theories, Methods, and Tools for Designing the User Experience (pp. 25–32). Springer International Publishing.
  • Wuttke*, M., & Heidt*, M. (2014). Beyond Presentation – Employing Proactive Intelligent Agents as Social Catalysts. In M. Kurosu (Ed.), Human-Computer Interaction. Advanced Interaction Modalities and Techniques (pp. 182–190). Springer International Publishing.
    URL: http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-07230-2_18
  • Heidt, M., Kanellopoulos, K., Pfeiffer, L., & Rosenthal, P. (2013). Diverse Ecologies – Interdisciplinary Development for Cultural Education. In P. Kotzé, G. Marsden, G. Lindgaard, J. Wesson, & M. Winckler (Eds.), Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2013 (pp. 539–546). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
    URL: http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-40498-6_43
  • Heidt, M. (2013). Examining Interdisciplinary Prototyping in the Context of Cultural Communication. In A. Marcus (Ed.), Design, User Experience, and Usability. Health, Learning, Playing, Cultural, and Cross-Cultural User Experience (pp. 54–61). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
    URL: http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-39241-2_7
  • Heidt, M. (2013). Reconstructing Coding Practice – Towards a Methodology for Source-Code. In: Boll S, Maaß S., Malaka R.(Eds.), Mensch & Computer 2013 – Workshopband. (pp. 271-275). München: Oldenbourg Verlag.
    URL: http://dl.mensch-und-computer.de/handle/123456789/3397
  • Pfeiffer, L., Heidt, M., Barlag, M., Fischer, J., Heft, W., Pratap Paidi, V., Kanzok, T. & Rosenthal, P. (2013). amicus (formidus). In S. Boll & R. Malaka (Eds.), Mensch & Computer 2013: Interaktive Vielfalt, Interdisziplinäre Fachtagung, 8.-11. September 2013, Bremen, Germany. Oldenbourg Verlag.
    URL: http://dl.mensch-und-computer.de/handle/123456789/3544
  • Kanellopoulos*, K., & Heidt*, M. (2013). Stubborn Materialities / Unruly Aesthetics. Crafting Interactive Systems: Learning from Digital Art Practice, Workshop @CHI  ’13.
    URL: http://di.ncl.ac.uk/publicweb/craftinginteractivesystems/Kanellopoulos.pdf
  • Bischof, A., Obländer, V., Heidt, M., Kanellopoulos, K., Küszter, V., Liebold, B., Martin, K.-U., Pietschmann, D., Storz, M., Tallig, A., Teichmann, M. & Wuttke, M. (2013). Interdisziplinäre Impulse für den Begriff „ Interaktion“. In H.-C. Hobohm (Ed.), Informationswissenschaft zwischen virtueller Infrastruktur und materiellen Lebenswelten. Tagungsband des 13. Internationalen Symposiums für Informationswissenschaft (ISI 2013) (pp. 448–453). Glücksstadt: Hülsbusch.
    URL: http://opus4.kobv.de/opus4-fhpotsdam/files/387/ISI%2713-komplett.pdf
  • Heidt, M. (2012). Prototypengestütztes Reframing am Beispiel forschungsorientierter Systementwicklung. In H. Reiterer & O. Deussen (Eds.), Mensch & Computer 2012–Workshopband: interaktiv informiert – allgegenwärtig und allumfassend!? (pp. 191–196). München: Oldenbourg Verlag.
    URL: Heidt-Prototypengestuetztes-Reframing-am-Beispiel-forschungsorientierter-Systementwicklung.pdf
  • Heidt, M., Dörnemann, T., Dörnemann, K., & Freisleben, B. (2008). Omnivore: Integration of Grid Meta-Scheduling and Peer-to-Peer Technologies. 2008 Eighth IEEE International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid (CCGRID) (pp. 316–323). IEEE. doi:10.1109/CCGRID.2008.101
    URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=4534233&isnumber=4534182
  • Schridde, C., Picht, H., Heidt, M., Smith, M., & Freisleben, B. (2007). Secure Integration of Desktop Grids and Compute Clusters Based on Virtualization and Meta-Scheduling. Proceedings of the German e-Science Conference.
    URL: http://edoc.mpg.de/get.epl?fid=36084&did=316546&ver=0